015 – Fireworks

July 18, 2012 | Filed Under 104 Experiment, Personal | Comments Off 

  black and white photograph of intense spiderweb cloud to cloud lightning during July 2012 Storm

Simple explanation. I was outside setting up the camera. I saw a flash and pushed the button really fast. This is what I got. It’s intense.

Usually, my lightning capturing method is as follows: 1. Set shutter to 10 seconds. 2. Set aperture to a narrow number. 3.Take photo after photo after photo, recording all of the lightning that happens each time the shutter is open.

This lightning happened while the shutter was opening, and lingered for a few fractions of a second afterwards. No more strikes happened during exposure for the remainder of the time that I was shooting.

exposure time: 10 seconds

f-number: f/9.0

ISO:160

focal-length: 28mm

equipment: Canon 5D Mark II with 28mm f/2.8

software: Adobe Lightroom 3

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015 – Silicon City

July 15, 2012 | Filed Under 104 Experiment, Personal | 1 Comment 

  black and white closeup of a macbook logic board computer circuitry

Earlier today, I visited my parents house to assist with a DIY fix for their macbook. The screen has been having issues, and my Dad believes it to be the main connection between the screen and the logic board. We got it all apart only to discover that the replacement part was not the correct version. Better luck next time.

During the entire operation, I couldn’t help but notice how much the interior resembled a city. Before the back was reattached, I knew I had to make an image of the logic board.

For this image, I utilized the 430EX II and closeup #4.The flash was off camera, pointed back towards the lens to give long shadows from the components of the logic board.

exposure time: 1/80

f-number: f/14

ISO:50

focal-length: 50mm

equipment: Canon 5D Mark II with 50mm f/1.4 USM, closeup #4, and Canon 430EX II (off camera)

software: Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 6

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014 – Morning

July 13, 2012 | Filed Under 104 Experiment, Personal | 1 Comment 

  grainy black and white gradient mapped image of the ingredients for a cheap morning cup of coffee

Here is my cheap version of coffee, for the everyday. To save cost (and reduce fat), I use whole milk instead of half-and-half. I usually add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. The coffee itself is brewed from a mixture of grounds, mostly cheap “Guaranteed Value”, but also a tiny bit of hand ground Starbucks (an attempt to remove some of the awful cardboard taste that the “Guaranteed Value” gives).

I arranged the mug, sugar, and milk around “Mr. Coffee”, where it normally sits on our fake granite counter, an amazing deal from Lowes. I then chose the 28mm in order to exaggerate the perspective, which I think makes the subject look larger than life, as indeed, at times, coffee has had control over my life. (debating on whether it still does) In post, I added some grain, increased the contrast, and converted to black and white to give a more intense look.

exposure time: 1.3 seconds

f-number: f/4.0

ISO:160

focal-length: 28mm

equipment: Canon 5D Mark II with 28mm f/2.8

software: Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 6

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013 – The Fourth Dimension

July 9, 2012 | Filed Under 104 Experiment, Personal | 1 Comment 

  long shadow from a fork from the evening sun

Sometimes, an image doesn’t need an explanation.

exposure time: 1/40

f-number: f/8.0

ISO:50

focal-length: 50mm

equipment: Canon 5D Mark II with 50mm f/1.4 USM

software: Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop Elements 6

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104 Experiment – Image 012 – Luna

July 6, 2012 | Filed Under 104 Experiment, Personal | 2 Comments 

Luna
  silhouette of telephone pole with very orange moon behind it

Upon arriving home on the 4th, after attending a holiday picnic, the moon caught my eye. There were fireworks going off everywhere, as well as lightning streaks in the distance, however, the especially orange and large moon seemed more interesting to me. I made a few photos of the detailed moon, and then it went behind a cloud. I decided to attempt a silhouette of a nearby telephone pole, since the light from the moon was now diffused by the clouds. I utilized a tripod and a thirty second exposure (at a tiny aperture for maximum sharpness).

exposure time: 30 seconds

f-number: f/10

ISO:640

focal-length: 290mm

equipment: Canon 5D Mark II with 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM

software: Adobe Lightroom 3

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